FRANCE

Name of scheme: Suivi Temporel des Oiseaux Communs = STOC (French Breeding Bird Survey = FBBS)
Organisation: Centre de Recherches sur la Biologie des Populations d’ Oiseaux (CRBPO), Museum National d’Historie Naturelle
Status: ongoing
Start: 1989
Number of fieldworkers: 1000
Species: 150
Habitats recorded: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots:
Sustainable support: yes
Website: http://vigienature.mnhn.fr/page/le-suivi-temporel-des-oiseaux-communs-stoc
Reference: vigienature.mnhn.fr/page/resultats
Jiguet F, Devictor V, Julliard R, Couvet D (2012) French citizens monitoring ordinary birds provide tools for conservation and ecological sciences. Acta Oecologica 44, 58-66
National indicators: Espèces spécialistes des milieux agricoles, forestiers, bâtis, espèces généralistes (Farmland, woodland, urban specialists and habitat generalists also an indicator of the impact of climate change)

Contact: Professor Frédéric Jiguet, CRBPO, UMR7204 CESCO, Equipe COnservation et Restauration des POpulations (CORPO), 43 rue Buffon,CP135, 75005 Paris, France, e-mail: frederic.jiguet@mnhn.fr
Indicators produced are used as official indicators in the country: yes